Screen Time, Free Time, & Living Intentionally

Welcome to our living room, for a Saturday morning family conversation! The four of us all squeezed in on the couch.

While we’ve done various things to limit or manage screen time, there always seems to be something that hinders it. More screen time creeps into our home. Our goal isn’t to simply have rules about this.

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Circles of Responsibility

There are times in life when we need to consider all there is to do, be thoughtful about priorities, and be open to making adjustments.

This is one of those times for me!  We are in the process of moving to Oregon, back to a town that is right between the places where my husband and I grew up.  It has been exciting, but brings a lot of extra work and interrupts our normal rhythms of life.  (This is something that is hard for my Strengths Theme of Discipline, I might add!)

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Love…powered by sticky notes? {Love is intentional}

Love is intentional!  Love notices people, sees needs, reaches out, responds, takes action … and follows up on the intent to do so!  Love is not passive or disengaged.  With loving actions and responses, we change the course of our futures, and that of other people as well (it makes a difference!).

Earlier this summer I jotted in my journal: “Intentionality:  How can we reach out?  Show love?  Create beauty?  Create fun?  (Invite friends over.)”  These good things don’t just happen by accident in our lives.  They happen when we are thoughtful and imagine the possibilities, then follow through and take action to make that which is good and loving happen!

For me, sticky notes help me be intentional about all sorts of things.  (I also like Google Keep on my phone, as it’s great for making lists or notes wherever I am.)

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